Leadership-Focused, Community-Minded.

Welcome to the School of Public, Nonprofit, Health, Hospitality and Tourism Management (SPNHTM), where students are prepared for lives of active citizenship as contributing members of their local, regional, national, and global communities and go on to professional careers in government, nonprofit, health care organizations, and hospitality and tourism management. With an innovative curriculum and dedicated faculty members, SPNHTM helps students develop the capacity for ethical judgement, critical thinking, and the skills and leadership necessary to fulfill multiple roles as effective managers and public servants. 

SPNHTM Inspires. SPNHTM Delivers.


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SPNHTM Inspires
Graduates report high levels of job satisfaction.
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Program Offerings

Why SPNHTM at Grand Valley?

Students in the School of Public, Nonprofit, Health, Hospitality, and Tourism Management (SPNHTM) learn from faculty members who are engaged in the community and philanthropy and actually work in the world they teach. Professors are invested in the lives of their students and encourage a culture of collegiality and collaboration. 

A GVSU Health Administration graduate student downtown.

“In the hospitality program, we had internships that put us in the field. That was really helpful for me as a student because when I graduated I was able to take everything I learned and put it back into what I was doing.”

Caylie Peet '16, Community Engagement Specialist at Rockford Construction

About the College of Education and Community Innovation

The College of Education and Community Innovation (CECI) creates a dynamic learning environment for our students and empowers our community partners with quality research and data. Our accomplished faculty offers a wide range of expertise, including K-12 education, post-secondary education, health administration, hospitality and tourism management, human welfare, nonprofit management, public service, philanthropy, and social justice. Learn more about CECI at GVSU.

Connect With Us!

School of Public, Nonprofit, Health, Hospitality and Tourism Management

SPNHTM Director: Dr. Raymond Higbea, higbeara@gvsu.edu

Hospitality and Tourism Management Program Inquiries: (616) 331-3118, htm_dept@gvsu.edu

Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration Program Inquiries: (616) 331-6869, padept@gvsu.edu